September 1, 2001 |
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno is looking for victory No. 323. Miami counterpart Larry Coker is looking for victory No. 1. A Nittany Lion victory would tie Paterno with former Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant for most victories by a Division I-A football coach. A loss would dent Coker's hopes of leading the No. 2-ranked Hurricanes to the national title game, which Miami barely missed last season. "I hope [Paterno] gets that record, I hope he does," Coker said, "but I hope he waits a week or two."
October 2, 2005 |
Brooks Bollinger, Jets * Third-string QB makes his debut against bruising Baltimore defense. Josh Bullocks, Saints * Untested rookie SS steps in for team captain Jay Bellamy against Buffalo. Todd France, Eagles * The only time the PK performed in a non-exhibition game, France was ... in Europe. Angelo Crowell, Bills * With Takeo TKOd, LB Crowell steps in to replace team's emotional leader. Guss Scott, Patriots * Second-year S looked only so-so filling in for Rodney Harrison.
August 26, 2000 |
Let's see, there's Carson Palmer at USC, Cory Paus at UCLA, Kyle Boller at California and Jason Gesser at Washington State. Sophomores. And Jeff Krohn at Arizona State. Freshman. A year ago, he was a walk-on. There's Joey Harrington at Oregon and Jonathan Smith at Oregon State. Juniors. Closer to what you want. There's Randy Fasani at Stanford, a senior who played mostly tight end and linebacker last season. And Ortege Jenkins, a senior who was a part-time starter at Arizona for two seasons.
November 7, 2005 |
LaDainian Tomlinson and his San Diego Charger teammates watched the New York Jets get one final chance to pull out an improbable victory. One thought must have crossed their minds: "Oh no. Not again." No matter that Tomlinson was dazzling, with a career-high four touchdowns and one particularly stunning move that left Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law frozen in his tracks.
November 20, 2001 |
Miami spoke, and even the BCS computer listened. The Hurricanes surged closer to first-place Nebraska and pulled further away from third-place Oklahoma in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Monday. Two days after its 59-0 rout of Syracuse, Miami was second again, but this week the Hurricanes should feel much more secure about playing for a national championship in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 3.
September 30, 2001 |
Standard plays weren't working, so Michigan opened the razzle-dazzle chapter of its playbook. The 17th-ranked Wolverines defeated No. 22 Illinois, 45-20, in a Big Ten Conference game at Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday after a double-pass, a halfback pass and a reverse broke them out of an early funk. The Wolverines (3-1) have not lost a conference opener since 1981 while the Illini (3-1) have not won a Big Ten opener since 1993.
November 12, 2000 |
Dan Stultz kicked a 34-yard field goal with six seconds to play Saturday, giving 13th-ranked Ohio State a 24-21 victory over Illinois at Champaign, Ill. "You can't second guess our heart and you can't second guess Dan Stultz's heart today," said Stultz, clutching a game ball.
October 6, 2002 |
Lee Evans' absence finally caught up with Wisconsin, on the day he'd hoped to return to the Badgers' lineup. Zack Mills guided Penn State on seven scoring drives, Robbie Gould kicked four field goals and Jimmy Kennedy had four sacks, and the 20th-ranked Nittany Lions beat the 19th-ranked Badgers, 34-31, Saturday at Madison, Wis. Larry Johnson had 171 all-purpose yards for Penn State (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) before leaving with a hamstring injury in the second half.
December 30, 1999 |
The first time they were thrown together in the middle of Wisconsin's offensive line, left tackle Chris McIntosh, left guard Bill Ferrario, center Casey Rabach and right guard Dave Costa fell all over themselves. McIntosh, a senior now but a sophomore in 1997, was the only experienced starter then. That meant he had to tutor the three redshirt freshmen. "We went through a lot of growing pains learning a lot of schemes," McIntosh said Wednesday.
January 14, 2005 |
Randy Moss didn't practice for the second day in a row because of a sprained right ankle, but Minnesota's star receiver remains probable for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Philadelphia. Earlier Thursday, Moss was fined $10,000 by the NFL for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay fans at Lambeau Field during the Vikings' playoff victory last weekend. Moss aggravated the ankle injury during the game.